Every year on the eleventh day of November, Pepero Day is celebrated. I’m sure you have seen a lot of students giving these treats to their friends and other students. Many people wonder what Pepero Day is and why it started. Read on to learn more about Pepero Day!
History of Pepero Day
No one knows the exact reason for Pepero Day, but it is said that in 1996 in Busan, Korea, a High School student bought Pepero biscuits shaped like chopsticks and said, “Eat this and get thinner and taller like a Pepero biscuit!” The Pepero company didn’t expect that this would make Pepero crazy popular, especially during November.
Pepero Day is celebrated on the eleventh of November because the date 11/11 looks like four Pepero sticks. Pepero Day is similar to Valentine’s Day. In Korea, boys and girls think this day gives them an opportunity to propose to someone who they like. Some girls even show how much they like a boy by making homemade Pepero and proposing to him! This day is also celebrated by friends – friends give each other Pepero biscuits to show their friendship.
This year, Pepero Day is very special because it’s November 11, 2011! (11/11/11). It’s a Millennium Pepero Day, which only occurs once every 1,000 years. If you like someone, you better grab this chance!